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al jazeera america. this is al jazeera hello there. welcome to the news hour. coming up in the next 60 minutes. two brothers are named as the suicide bombers at brussels airport. there are reports a third suspect may have been caught. vij ims are being held in the belgium capital as the nation mourns the 34 victims of the attacks-- vigils. a senior official will explain
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why e.u. workers are pull outside. how nepal is dealing with the issue of child marriage we begin this news hour with the latest on tuesday's tacks in brussels. belgian media are reporting that a suspect on the run has been arrested. straight to our correspondent dominic kane. what do we know about this report? >> reporter: what we understand from one news outlet here in belgium that the third aspect najim laachraoui has been reportedly arrested in the andelleg area of brussels. it is one news outlet reporting that. he is the third suspect. you will call the cctv image released yesterday of the three
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suspects at the airport here. he was the one wearing the halt, the blueish-white shirt and glasses. he was on the run. if this news outthe is correct, then he has been apprehended by the authorities. we had been expecting a news conference, a press conference from the federal government in brussels within the last hour or so. that did not happen. the question may be if there are developments regarding the potential of arrest of this suspect, then that might account for the apparent delay in that press conference faking place. it is worth making the point the togethers that has emerged thus far about these three suspects, the fact that the two suicide bombers are believed to have been brothers, the khalid and brahim el-bakraoui brothers, who had criminal records, who the authorities were aware of insofar as criminal activities is concerned, and the fact that
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this third suspect was wanted, a wanted man prior to yesterday's attacks. if it is correct that he has been apprehended, if this one news outlet that is reporting his arrest is correct, then clearly it will be a welcomed development for the authorities who are facing the suggestion that, perhaps, more could have been done to apprehend these individuals prior to yesterday's attacks the cctv footage of these three men shows them at the airport. is it believed that all three were involved in that attack at the airport. what do we know about the attack that also happened at the metro station? >> reporter: there is at least some suggestion being mailed in some-- made in some outlets here that one of the brothers was at the airport and one was at
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molembeek. clearly the point to be made here is that the information the police gained which led them yesterday to a house in the brussels area where they found explosive devices, where they found the flag of islamic state in iraq and the levant, that came from a tip off from a taxi driver who said he had driven these three suspects to the airport, that originally they had five suitcases, but they couldn't five into the taxi, they only took three. the taxi driver said they were adamant that he could not touch their equipment and those suitcases can be seen on the trolleys of the three men in the cctv images that were released yesterday. we know also that the third person was seen running away from the airport which we haven't seen but has been cone firmed by the mayor. -- confirmed by the mayor. we know that they went with the suitcases which contained the
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explosives. what we don't know is exactly how if one of the three there went to the station, how he got there. of course a i say, at the moment these are suggestions, these are reports and they haven't been confirmed whether one of the brothers was in one location and one was in another there must be a huge sense of relief or some shall i say sense of relief there in the city if news of this arrest is confirmed. interesting that he was found in the district where he was. we have been hearing a lot about. molembeek district, haven't we. >> reporter: yes. that's right. that district which is distinct from andelet. it is in a different part of the city, more industrial part of the city. insofar as the relief, clearly the authorities will certainly be very relieved, indeed, if they have, if this report one report is confirmed, they will be relieved to have apprehended
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him quickly. it is also worth making the point that another sentiment here in brussels is the one of shock yesterday. naturally to the events that unfolded but also the sense that now people fear that this is going to become more routine, incidents such as these will become more routine, that, in effect, they're going to have to enure themselves to this sort of activity and that high security will become the norm. certainly that was something you could see in the newspapers this morning, which talked about the horror that had been seen, a newspaper talking about the day that everyone had feared. it gives you a sense of perspective here that people want dor what is happening to their city and country given what has been happening in the past few months the airport remains closed and parts of the metro also closed. how is the city, brussels, dealing with all this, coping with it? >> reporter: on a normal day this airport would see, perhaps,
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650 flights going from here, tens of thousands of passengers going from here, but all who are here are the police and media covering the incidents that have unfolded. so far as the traffic situation is concerned, coming here this morning was very difficult because many of the very important tunnel networks that brussels relies on for traffic to move about have been closed, which caused a great deal of traffic jams and that sort of thing. some of the main stations have reopened, but with only one access point into and out of the buildings so that the security services could perform checks to make sure that everything was safe. insofar as the metros are concerned, they have reopened but clearly there will have been many people who given what happened yesterday who would have thought twice about getting on board the metro and putting themselves again into the transport system here. we know that the authorities,
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the prime minister has spoken about the need for unity, that that's the way that they can combat incidents such as these. this is the first day of three days of national mourning so clearly belgium is coming to terms with what has happened to it thank you for that. thanks very much for bringing us the latest news line from there as belgium comes to terms with the event of the past 24 hours, many people are asking why the bombers chose to target brussels >> reporter: it is the end of a traumatic day. people take a moment to honor those who have died and for those now fighting for their lives. there are so many questions, how did this happen and why did they choose brussels? advertisement
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>> this came as a shock shock. today has been exhausting. >> the metro, a place where you go every day to go to work. it's a thing that you don't even think that something could happen there. >> reporter: to begin asking those questions, you have to go back to november. you have to establish a connection to the paris attacks. they were looking for members of a cell that planned and coordinated events in paris. that search culminated in the catch of salah abdeslam last week. it took four months for the authorities to find him. it was in the build behind me that belgium police finally arrested salah abdeslam on
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friday night. security officials warned at the time that in these networks when one cell is closed down, others are often activated and that seems to be exactly what has happened. in percentage terms belgium has seen more of its citizens travelling to syria than any other country in europe. this area and other deprived areas have proved fertile ground for i.s.i.l. recruiters. the young people without jobs, prospects or hope, the i.s.i.l. message is simple and seductive >> i.s.i.s. in my view was interested here was in groups of small criminals, drugs dealers and so on. they are approached by hate preachers, as we call them, who turn their mind and it can happen in a very short time. >> reporter: the timing of these attacks just days after the arrest of salah abdeslam cannot
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be a coincidence, but the bombings appear to be more than an act of revenge. brussels host the e.u. and nato headquarters. this seems to be an attack on the heart of europe and all that it is meant to stand for. jacky rowland the senior director for foreign and security policy at the german marshall fund of the u.s. he joins us via skype from brussels. good to have you with us. i'm sure you have heard the news, local media source saying that an arrest has been made of the main suspect who was on the run. if, indeed, that is true, that was pretty quick. >> yes. this is, obviously, a very tough problem anywhere, but the belgium authorities have been focused on this very intensively for the last few years. they have their networks in
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neighborhoods. it has been very difficult to do, but if these reports are correct, it is obviously a great success for them. it hardly ends the problem, but it's a great success do you feel they were under a lot of pressure to find a suspect quickly and to produce results because they have come under a lot of criticism. >> obviously, the authorities here are under great pressure, as would any under the circumstances, and they need to catch people and it is a bigger problem than one single network. the more information that can be had, more laurened, the better chance of forestalling future tacks some reports saying that brussels was targeted, because of the complex nature of the police and different authorities not actually talking to each other. would you agree with that? >> yes, but only in part.
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the truth is that there are many other countries with very different systems. in france, for example, this is very centralised, and we've seen how difficult it is in that setting. there are many things to come together. it's to some extent, fragmentation t a lack of resources, the fact that it is a big community and network here, that brussels is also a center for trafficking in light arms. many other things. of course, it is highly symbolic. many things come together to make brussels a target these three names, three men that have been named by local media, they were already known to police for criminal activities. do you think that the eye was taken off the ball a little bit? >> i think it's a very big problem. in any city there are going to be large numbers of people known to the authorities for criminal activity. this is, obviously, a step further. these are people who have been
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politically radicalized and drawn into i.s.i.s. or i.s.i.s.-inspired violence. it is in some ways a very different problem. i don't think it's because the attention has been - the authorities have not had their eye on the ball. they certainly have. it's just an extremely tough problem what about the problem of sharing intelligence between countries? there has been some sort of breakdown in that between paris and belgium. i'm wondering what more can be done there. >> obviously, a lot more can be done across europe on this front. i think actually a lot is being done. we've seen joint operations between the belgium and french authorities here, even in brussels. on the whole intelligence, national intelligence authorities are very good at collecting information. they're not so used to sharing it, but, obviously, in something like this it is absolutely essential. it's a european priority it's very interesting to speak to you and get your
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perspective there. thank you for joining us >> good to be with you. thank you going to take you now to the center of brussels. this is the scene where mourners have been gathering to hold vigils for the victims of these attacks on tuesday. at least 34 people, of course, killed in three explosions. we can see people laying flowers. they were lighting candles. you can see flags from all around the world being laid down there on the ground. messages of solidarity. this is the scene there in central brussels and the latest lines that we've been getting on developments after those attacks is that a primary p prime suspect in the bombings najim laachraoui was arrested. this is according to one local media source. he has been arrested in the city
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certain district. we will bring you information on that asway wa we get them here. localities of other stories still-- lots of other stories still ahead. obama arriving in argentina after his historic visit to cuba. what lessons can europe learn from asia on how to deal with the refugee crisis. also baseball coming in sport with jo u.n. special envoy for syria say the attacks in brussels highlights the needs for
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negotiations need to continue. going to james bays. a lot of meetings happening there today. what progress are we seeing? >> reporter: we're coming to the end of this round of talks and that is supposed to be on thursday. they're supposed to stop and have a recess and the fear, i think, is that these talks are becoming bogged down. they're not making much progress. we're hearing from staffan de mistura, the u.n. mediator, that he is impressed with what he is getting from the main opposition block. details proposals for an interim government. he gave out a questionnaire to both sides. the opposition responded to that questionnaire. the government haven't. they're getting all of their sessions, they're given to mr staffan de mistura talk about the procedure for these talks, talks about counter terrorism, but no fwajt on that big issue of political transition.
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that's why it seems that mr staffan de mistura is going to have to seek help from those meetings taking place in moscow where the u.s. secretary of state has just arrived. i put that to the u.n. need yaltor >> we always need help from mr kerry and mr lavrov because they've proved in the past, and i hope that they prove in the future, that when they have a common understanding, it helps enormously the process we're also having the humanitarian task force meeting. what are they discussing it? >> that's one of the things that going on in parallel with the talks, is we have a cessation of hostilities that's now been in place for three and a half weeks, and we have this effort to get to besieged communities and get aid to besieged communities. the latest we have from the u.n. is that there are errors they're
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not reaching-- areas that they're not reaching which are being besieged by the government side. again, pressure on the government delegation. i can tell you the opposition delegation are saying in addition to those six there are other areas that are starting to be besieged by the government since these talks started. i think when we hear from the u.n. and in case from the humanitarian adviser to this process, it will be interesting to see whether he calls out the government on not doing enough on the humanitarian situation too thanks very much for bringing us the latest there from geneva the u.n.'s refugee agency has pulled out staff from camps reefing refugees and migrants on lesbos and other greek islands. that is because the camps has become detention centers and they're no longer prepared to work there. we have the spokesman for europe. thanks for being with us. what work exactly are you stopping on these greek islands
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and why? >> we have been working in greece for several years now and since the beginning of this crisis we have been on the island of lesbos and the - other islands which have received most of the refugees an migrants. one of the activities we have been doing is to transport people, once they land, to centers where they are being registered and provided with assistance and given a document that allows them to continue with their trovl to the mainland of greece. since sunday under the new e.u.-turkey agreement, the policy has changed and these centers are no longer reception centers but closed centers. in fact, detention centers. people are not allowed to leave these places and to move on to the mainland. therefore, we have decided not to provide transport to the
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centers, not to be involved in the detention of refugees and migrants. our global position is that seeking asylum is not a crime, that people who are seeking asylum should not be detained unless there are very good reasons to do that, but in any case, that children should not under any circumstances be detained. about 40% of those people who are arriving at the moment in greece are children. we have decided not to be involved in the detention and in the expulsion of people in need of protection we're hearing that doctors without borders are pulling out, and i presume for the same reason, but what does this mean for the refugees and migrants who have relied on your help. how does this affect them? >> help will continue to be provided by us and other organizations.
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we will all be still on the beaches where people are landing. people will have assistance there. we will provide transport from the landing sites to hospitals for those who are in need of medical attention and we will continue work in the rest of greece helping the authorities to improve their asylum seekers, to improve those are acceptings facilities which are in need of improvement. our work will continue in greece and other organizations as well. it's just that we will not be involved in the detention and expulsion of people in need of protection. this is a principle that we need to uphold. we are an organization that defends the rights of refugees do you think that this deal between the e.u. and turkey, that is supposedly sending refugees and migrants back to turkey from 4 april, will it be able to be implemented without
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your involvement? >> we think that before this deal is implemented, several safeguards need to be in place in greece in the sense that people will need to be able to apply for asylum, to have a proper assessment of the claims and the possibility to appeal against the negative decision that individual circumstances would be taking into account. that situation needs to be guaranteed in greece. in the case of turkey, we also need to ensure that people have access to protection there, that they will not be sent back to a country where that's at war or whether they will be-- where they will be in danger of rights being violated. all these assurances need to be in place before in deal can work. we want to play a scrubbingive role. we have been making an a series of recommendations to the e.u. we are in discussions with the e.u. and we want to be
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instructive and play a useful role, but solutions need to be done in accordance with international law in accordance to european law thank you very much for speaking to us here on al jazeera. i.s.i.l. suicide car bombers have killed at least 25 members of the iraqi security forces and injured 25 others. the attack started several military positions in the village in western anbar. an armored bulldozer was sent to clear the way for use of the vehicles in the bombing. an air strike has been reported on an al-qaeda training camp. near the city of al mukalla, it was led were saudi-led coalition. u.s. officials describe the operation as a blow to al-qaeda.
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a political analyst from yemen joins us. looking at al-qaeda on the aqap, what gains has had made? >> they gained a lot of ground since some of the conflict. you have to remember that they fought on the side of the coalition against the houthis. as soon as they pushed out the houthis from a lot of regions in the south, they basically stepped in with the power vacuum and took over a lot of regions. they took over cities, see port and created training camps. they have moved relatively with ease and with utter impunlt. this air strike that has happened, it is a huge blow. it puts them at a check, telling them they can no longer extend impunity, that now there is
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going to be air strikes conducted against them have they simply stepped into power vacuums that have been created by these two sides or have they chosen sides and joined various factions apt different stages of the conflict? >> well, initially they're basically anti houthis than anti-government. they basically fought in the rankss of the coalition to push out the houthis. as soon as that was done, and due to the lack of the government control in those areas, they still don't have a national army, they still don't have the security, even at the temporary capital in aden. they don't control the city and because of that, the houthis basically moved into that vacuum and it became the with de facto power, de facto controlling in the cities, and in places where the government is virtually non-existent, they basically took over. they carry out festivities.
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they became the police and the government and even to the point where they started creating camps, training camps, recruiting all over the country and training them. that's where the air strike happened when they move into these areas, how much support do they get from the locals? >> that's one of the issues that is very rarely discussed. they are very welcomed by the community, but there is no government and there is a lot of areas in the civil war. the community work comes in to reinforce the law. they basically did that. if you remember there was a cyclone a few months ago. it was a national catastrophe. they moved in and helped the people. they did a really good job in helping the people organising
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rescue committees, assisting with delivering food and shelter to the community. there was no government. so they looked kindly towards al-qaeda. al-qaeda moves into these areas by digging wells, providing food and money and jobs which is what they want we will have to leave it there. thank you very much for joining us. it's very interesting, indeed, to speak to you. >> thank you u.s. republican front runner donald trump and democratic hopeful hillary clinton have won big victories in the u.s. primary elections in arizona. both maintained a clear leefrd their challengers in the presidential race. bernie sanders will also be celebrating after he took utah and idaho. obama has arrived in argentina after wrapping up an historic visit to cuba. the two-day trip is set to reset relations and strengthen ties.
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it is a sign of support for the free market reforms. some argentinians are feeling uneasy about a new relationship with the u.s. >> reporter: argentina is one of the world's leading lemon exporters, but shipping them to the u.s. has been impossible for more than 15 years. that's why this man is looking forward to visit because it may help his industry export to the u.s. once again. >> translation: we're hoping for an announcement on lemon exports. it has been a closed market for us, but we're hearing that imports could be opened again joochlt there are dozens of companies like this one aall around the country that are hoping to benefit from a better relationship with the u.s. they see obama's visit as a sign of spour to the new president and as a way of helping this country turn the beige to the financial isolation-- page to
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the financial isolation of the last many years. since the economic crisis in 201 when argentina defaulted on its debt. then during the center left government argentina was closer to china and venezuela than the united states. trade and currency restrictions in recent years scared many potential investors away. the recently elected government is focusing on opening up argentina for business once again. >> translation: we're not looking for one economic partner, but many economic partners who want to work with the world. the u.s. is a world power and of course it will play a key role. >> reporter: argentina has been considered anti american. the last time a u.s. president visited was in 2005 when george bush attended the summit of americas.
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thousands protested his presence then. many are opposing obama's visit because it coincides with the anniversary of the coup that brought a brutal dictatorship to the power. obama's visit opens a new chapter between argentina and the u.s. and many here are hoping to see the benefits soo . now to the weather. ethiopia in draught again, it's worse even than 1984. >> reporter: yes. the first year it became internationally known. it could be a 50 year draught. if you look at the border lands with somalia, i've got video from here t shows a typical scene that you might see because it is a very marginal country
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when growing crops and dependent on annual rains that come in two bursts. we should be into one of them now. there's the satellite picture. you can see there are a few showers in the high lands but they are very few. you pick up the last figures, 24 hours worth of rain, you will see gore, which is one of the wester places, 18 millimeters. compare that to uganda or these area and they're typical figures. ethiopia is always on the margin on the edge anyway. it does get some rain. it should get about 20 millimeters. 200 millimeters now and 200 in october. we're nowhere near that and it doesn't look like we will get that near. some comparison. i'm standing in qatar and that gets 70 mm for the whole years. i'm not convinced that will be the case this year. however, there are a few more
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months to go. again we hope thank you. still ahead here on al jazeera, in the republic of congo, the telephone network has been shut since sunday for elections and it's still down. >> reporter: i'm in hong kong and at the art fair in asia. what impact is the economic downturn in china have on this region real drama at the f.i.f.a. interactive world cup. all the details in sport. s in sport.
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hello again. this is the al jazeera news hour. these are our top stories. belgium media is reporting that the third suspect in the brussels attacks has been arrested. two brothers have been named as well by belgium tv as the suicide bombers who attacked brussels airport and possibly the metro station. 34 people were killed in the coordinated attacks. u.n. refugee agency has pulled out its staff from lesbos and other greek islands. it's in protest at the new e.u. policy of detaining refugees and migrants who arrive by boat from turkey and also u.s. republican donald trump and democratic hopeful hillary clinton have won big victories and primaries in arizona, but bernie sanders took
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utah and idaho. the events in belgium have been watched with concern around the world. security has been stepped up at u.s. airports and public places in the aftermath of the attacks in brussels. alan fisher sent us this report from washington dc. >> reporter: across the country at strain stations and airports obvious increases in security. more officers, dogs and checks. in new york the national guard was called up to help out. there is no credible threat to the u.s., but no-one is taking any chances >> we're going to redoubling our efforts today here in this state at our airports, our terminals, train terminals, et cetera. >> what the terrorists want is for us to change our way. they want to undermine our democracy, our values, they want to see us in panic and we refuse to be afraid and we refuse to change who we are >> reporter: the threat of i.s.i.l. attacks like those in belgium will become a growing issue in the presidential
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campaign. ted cruz said in a statement law enforcement should increase pa froels >> in the way of brussels we don't need another lecture from president obama on islamaphobia. we need a commander in chief who does everything necessary to defeat the enemy and we need to immediately halt the president's ill-advised plan to bring in tens of thousands of syrian muslim refugees. >> reporter: the u.s. authorities have offered belgium every help and assistance and with elements of the investigation. the ambassador to the u.s. said security around the airport had been tightened in recent days >> additional security had come and you could see, everybodying could see that. that notwithstanding these attacks are third this morning. >> reporter: this has been described as an attack on
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belgium and on europe, but its impact has been felt worldwide. in the u.s. flags will fly at half staff to the weekend as a mark of respect for those who died in brussels artists and cartoonists have been showing solidarity with people in belgium. this shows a weeping french flag comforting his belgium friend. paris, of course, was attacked last year. belgium's most famous fictional character tintin is in the collars of the belgium flag. the peace symbol, again in the colors of the belgium flag. it is shaped at a plane hinting at the location of the first two bombs at the airport. finally, this is a statues, one of the famous landmarks in
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brussels, an image of defiance and a statement of content towards those who use violence. there, again, the center of brussels. that ij ilwe have-- vigil, more and more people are gathering there where flowers are being played and flags from occurrence around the world-- countries around the world have been placed there in the republic of congo, the government has extended a communication blackout that was imposed last week during the elections. final results are expected on wednesday. >> reporter: opposition supporters are not happy with the result. they say they can't believe how it's possible that the president is leading in the polls. they're gathering out here where they plan to have a big meeting. this is all of them. they say they didn't boycott the
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election because they wanted to have their say. they wanted to make their mark. some of them are waiting up there. despite the fact that the police may come and disburse them. the general tone or theme is that they're angry and the opposition leaders say they want chinning. >> it's difficult for - doctor they want change. >> it is a killer. very, very killer >> reporter: you get the feeling that people are in limbo, especially in the capital. many shops haven't opened and businesses remain closed because people are waiting to see what happens next. the african union say that sunday's presidential election was calm and peaceful. they've urged all parties to accept the result, but the u.s. says that there were iraring larlts in the vote and they fear that these polls will not be credible. police have been deployed. some of them are across the road. they've been there for a couple of days now. we get the feeling that people
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are tense, opposition seem afraid to come onto the street. they say they're waiting for the go ahead from their leaders. this is a very important election for many people across africa who are watching this process unfold. it is yet another example of another leader trying to extend his term in power. how african leaders deal with this and more importantly how people who are not happy with the result deem with this could determine which way this country goes a rapid response mechanism has been agreed if there is another humanitarian crisis for refugees in asia. delegates from 54 mainly asian nations are meeting in bali. >> reporter: the refugee crisis has not only hit europe, south east asian nations have been struggling with increasing numbers too. more than 8,000 rohinga and bangladeshis stranded at sea
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last year. u.n. estimated 370 have died under the journey. nobody knows the real figure. >> translation: ipd and australia have taken the initiative to set up a regional consultation meeting if an emergency happens. if a crisis occurs, we can immediately consult each other and communicate. >> reporter: it was a crisis the region doesn't want to see repeated. people floating helplessly at sea for weeks and countries refusing to rescue them. with this newspaper mechanism, indonesia wants to involve australia who has been criticized for not accepting more refugees. the australian government has made it clear more my dwrants or asylum seekers arriving by boat won't be accepted. australia sent 700 back to indonesia in recent years. in one case smugglers say they were paid to take them back.
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countries have been urged not to follow australia's example. >> we have growing anti migrant sentiment. we have a lack of leadership on migration questions and so more and more people find themselves in vulnerable situations. >> reporter: delegates from 54 nations have been meeting in bali and agreed not only to speed up their humanitarian response but also increase their efforts to combat human trafficking and people smuggling child marriage is a marriage problem in nepal with almost half the country's girls married by 18. the government wants this redude business 2013. >> reporter: this girl is 17 and is a mother of two. her husband is 18. when they were 13 and 14 their parents came together and arranged their marriage.
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in this village it is normal for children to be married early >> translation: i knew i was getting married, but i didn't know what it meant she remembers. her husband says, i didn't know i was getting married. my parents want me married. >> reporter: four years layer he is still angry at his father. his father says he arranged the marriage in line with traditional items. >> translation: it is our culture, our society expects us to get our children married early. >> reporter: they both had to quit school after marriage. he is supporting his young family by working as a ticket collector on the rural bus service. >> reporter: what is at the bottom of it is traditional belief, culture of practices and existing gen kerr inequality-- gender inequality. that needs to be tackled. that does take time for anywhere, but that change can take place. >> reporter: it has one of the worst rates of child marriages in the world.
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according to un ice f 41% of girls are married before their 18th birthday, even though under the laws since 202 the legal minimum age for marriage is 18. statistics suggests that four out of every five years in this sdrekt get married before the age of 18. parents as well as the children seem to under that its illegal, but social pressures are so high that even activists who want lodge complaints against these child marriages face the pressure themselves. we found a 14 year old who married a 25 year old. this is the only court case brought this year in this district. her mother has taken her own parent to court after the arranged march maermg for the under aged daughter. she ip cysts she is 18 and there are no documents. >> translation: i'm heard maus i fell in love.
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my mother is a bad woman. the human rights activists who sponsored this case have to tread carefully. >> translation: even the police are hesitant to take action against people, especially those who are politically connected. the rich get away with impunity. it is only the poor and powerless that gets caught. >> reporter: nepal hopes to end child marriage by 230. back in the villages, many girls are still getting married early, all in the name of honor and culture a record breaking heavy load of supplies are on their way to the international space station. blast off was from florida it is carrying three and a half tons of new experiments.
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food supplies and also some easter eggs. they will use a robotic arm to capture the ship on saturday. for the first time scientists in the u.s. have captured images of the shock wave after than exploding star. the super joint was being tracked which is roughly 500 times the size of our son and around 1.2 light billion light years away. the star becomes a super nova to become a thousand million times brighter than the sunment still to come here. >> i would like to grow up some day and be able to get somebody on the floor to scratch and bite talk amongst law makers as
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they decide whether to lift a ban on mixed marshall arts. l arts.
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time for all the sport thank you very much. if you needed a good example of how sports can bring people together, than look no further than havana. both obama and his cuban court part castro theired their two nations love of baseball and a game in the capital. he has been visiting the country
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to end hostility between the countries. they got in on the mexican wave. out on the diamond they held nothing back against the national team. it was the first time a major league team had played in cuba for 17 years. a two one home run put them a three monthing up. he did grab a solo run, but tam pa went on to win the game. it was the only the second time since 1959 that such a team has played in cuba >> it's great. this is something that feels like a very big game back home. we had the opportunity to be in the play office and this feels like that an event >> translation: it meant a lot because of the brotherhood that there will be and open the door to the possibility that baseball players can play in major league baseball >> reporter: tennis's world number one has pom jifd for
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comments suggesting men's top players should get paid more than women. novak djokovic has been criticized after telling reporters that the mens tour should fight for more money. in his facebook message to his fans he stopped short of saying he supported ee equal pay of men and women. >> reporter: afghanistan's cricketers are all but out of the tournament. they're facing england right now. they have caught the english by surprise. they reduced them to 107 for 7. afghanistan's team has only been playing for the 15 years but has risen steadily in the rankings.
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>> reporter: practice makes perfect and the afghan cricket team has been working hard to make it this far. their success is catching attention. >> translation: everyone is appreciating our team. the players are giving their best efforts. they have done a lot to get here. >> reporter: several kilometers away in this little slice of afghanistan in new delhi t they're keeping an eye on their home team's performance. there are students, business people and others in this area. although they're out of their country, what brings them together is the performance of their cricket team. there's excitement around the tv screen here where the focus is fixed on the game as well as the food >> translation: i'm feeling so happy. a country that has gone through so much for our players to be in
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the world cup explained against such teams. i'm really happy. >> reporter: it is a sense of pride that players here say they share. >> we know no-one is playing for themselves. we're playing hard for ourselves. >> reporter: the team may be all but out of this tournament, but their next goal is to rise from 9 to 5th in the world rankings, making the sport a similar pride. >> reporter: new zealand are first team through to the semifinals. 80 important 61 balls. they posted 180 for 5. in reply, khan hit ten boundaries in his innings of 47. the pakistan fell apart and he
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was caught out. they could only manage 158 for five losing by 22 runs. new zealand are through from group 2 with three wins from three. >> i think it was pretty important for the team rather than myself, to be honest. we needed someone to get the majority of the overs to set up the back end, to get up towards that 180 mark. i was able to get through most of the innings into a couple of good partnerships to be able to set that total up as well >> reporter: the state of new york has hosted some of the richest sports events in the world from boxing to american football's showpiece the super bowl. law makers have lifted a 19 year ban on mixed martial arts after a passionate debate >> we should not be allowing our young people to say i would like to grow up some day and be a
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mixed martial arts artist and get somebody on the floor and scratch, bite, whatever they could do >> it would be wrong for us in a state where millions of people are not only fans but they watch every single day on television mixed martial arts, boxing and other compative sports, to say to them that you cap do it in new york and we will not protect people who are doing it. >> reporter: after more than three hours of debate the vote passed by 113 to 25 paving the way for the big money fights to be immediately in new york. it could generate 135 millions dollars a year for the state. promoters already earmarking maddison square gardens. new york has been hosting another major sporting event over. the last few days. the f.i.f.a. came to a dramatic game.
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>> reporter: the 17-year-old from denmark came from behind to score in the last second and win a 20,000 dollar first prize. more than 20 million players from around the world trialled to qualify for the largest video gaming test i the world. only the aee late made it here >> it was a very tight game. when i scored the last goal, i was happy. i'm the happiest man on earth that is all the sport for now thanks very much. we have continuing coverage of the events in belgium. memorials have been held for the victims in brussels and beyond. we leave you now with images from some of the tributes we've been getting in from around the worl
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world. >> i never really believed that something could happen here in brussels, but, yeah, it's clearly here. >> we are sure that if we are far away, we think about people and we are with them. >> i needed to be with bell yum people. i'm belgium myself. i've lived in new york for over 25 years. i looked on the internet where someone was organising anything where belgium people will be together because i've been very emotional all day. [ ♪ ]
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breaking news in the belgium attacks. there are report that a man wanted in connection with the airport bombings in brussels is now under arrest as western europe remains on high alert primary results in the west president obama touching down in argentina. the trip aimed at reconciliation welcome to your world this morning we begin with that breaking news coming out of belgium. police saying that there